Board of Directors

Indiana Humanities is a nonpartisan, independent, not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of Indiana educators and community leaders. Six of the directors are nominated by the Board of Directors and appointed by the Governor of Indiana, while the others are selected from nominations solicited annually from the public.

Chair:
Mr. Terry W. Anker
Chairman, The Anker Consulting Group and President, The Legacy Fund
Carmel

Vice Chair:
Dr. Beverley J. Pitts
Former President, University of Indianapolis
Greenwood

Treasurer:
Ms. Susanne Wasson
Marketing Director, U.S. Crop Protection, Dow AgroSciences LLC
Carmel

Secretary:
Dr. James H. Madison
Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History, Indiana University
Bloomington

President & CEO:
Ms. Keira Amstutz
President and CEO, Indiana Humanities
Indianapolis

Ms. Elizabeth Bechdol
Director of Agribusiness Strategies, Ice Miller
Executive Director, Indiana Food and Agriculture Innovation Initiative (Central Indiana Corporate Partnership)
Auburn

The Honorable Theodore R. Boehm 
Former Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court and Community Leader
Indianapolis

Ms. Carol Ann Bowman 
Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Whiteco Industries, Inc.
Valparaiso

Dr. Edward O. Frantz 
Director of the Institute of Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives and Associate Professor of History, University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis

The Honorable Maria D. Granger 
Superior Court Judge, Floyd County
New Albany

The Honorable Christina Hale
State Representative House District 87
Indianapolis

Mr. George Hanlin
SPHR, Consultant, FlashPoint
Indianapolis

Ms. Malina Jeffers
Founder, Mosaic City
Indianapolis

Dr. Elizabeth Lynn 
Director, Valparaiso University’s Institute for Leadership & Service
Valparaiso

Mr. Larry Rowland
President, Parkview Foundation
Fort Wayne

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Author, Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth El Zedeck, and Director of The Religion, the Arts and Spirituality Initiative of Butler University in partnership with Christian Theological Seminary
Indianapolis

Ms. Tracy Hamilton Souza
President and CEO, Heritage Fund — The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County
Columbus

The Honorable Jerry Torr
State Representative House District 39
Carmel

Dr. Joseph F. Trimmer
Emeritus Professor of English & Director Emeritus, Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, Ball State University
Muncie

BOARD MEETINGS

The 2014 regular meetings of the Indiana Humanities Board of Directors are:

Jan. 21, 2014
March 11, 2014 (Indiana War Memorial)
June 17, 2014
Sept.11-12, 2014 (Board Retreat, location TBD)
Nov. 11, 2014 (optional)

All board meetings are held from 10 a.m. – noon at the Meredith Nicholson House, 1500 N. Delaware St., unless otherwise noted.

Nomination Information

Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.